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Front view of AMD Turion X2 77

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion X2 77

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 159.66W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 61 °C Around 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 6.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 5.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 9,134 vs 1,230 Around 7.5x better PassMark score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 662 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Significantly better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 1.92 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Turion X2 77 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Turion X2 77
1,571
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Turion X2 77
59,800 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Turion X2 77
1,230
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Turion X2 77  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Socket type
S1
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 400 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Turion X2 77  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 61°C

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

power consumption

TDP 35W 125W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.92 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 159.66W
AMD Turion X2 77
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